We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Mark Belton in the position of Fitness and Conditioning Coach for our women's team, ahead of their first season in the East Midlands Women's League.
Mark has over 21 years experience in his field and currently manages Fresh Fitness in Skegness, as well as being an ambassador for FITALIFE Supplements. During this time he has gained a vast amount of qualifications up level 4 & 5 which has provided him with specialist skills and knowledge in strength and conditioning, nutritional coaching, and performance training. He is also a tutor/educator, assessor, and internal verifier; a role in which he mentors people to become trainers themselves.
On Mark's appointment, our women's team manager Dale Houlston commented: "Mark is a really positive addition to the coaching team and we are all extremely grateful that he has stepped forward to volunteer to look after the fitness of our players. It's testament to him that he has taken an interest in women's football and that he is going to give them his time and expertise to benefit them. He has already made an immediate start at our first pre-season session, assessing each individual player. I am sure they will all be extremely grateful to Mark and that they will look forward to working with him. From my point of view, it's another super initiative at Grimsby Town Football Club to provide the women's team with the expertise that they need and quite rightly deserve".
And we spoke to Mark about his appointment. "It’s a privilege to be working with Grimsby Town Football Club supporting the female team,” he said. “I am excited to be involved and helping them increase and develop their fitness. I've seen already that we have some good athletes here in the women's team, and I want to work with them to both reduce their risks of injury and enhance their performance. My aim is to help them become even better versions of themselves physically, and provide them with the tools to achieve this whilst hopefully pro-actively inspiring them. I have no doubt that the team will see the benefits of this on the pitch on match days".
Meanwhile, the Mariners have all reported back to training this week, including some new additions that have joined us on trial. It isn't too late if you are female footballer that would like to discuss the opportunity of joining us.
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